Health Education Specialist

What They Do

"Health education specialists teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop strategies to improve the well-being of individuals and communities."

Job Outlook and Pay


Median Pay – 2021 $60,600 per year

"Employment of health education specialists is projected to grow 12% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 16,100 openings for health education specialist and community health workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire."

"An emphasis on promoting healthy behaviors, particularly based on experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to increase demand for these workers over the decade."

May 2021- MN Data

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Health Education Specialists





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